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Breakwater Restaurant

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203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523 (Port Republic)
+1 843-379-0052
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband thoroughly enjoyed his trout, and I loved the lamb chops and roasted beets. Pecan tart with honey ice cream - delicious.

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to be invited to a party at this wonderful location after film festival in Beaufort. The food and drinks were fantastic and the servers were amazing also! We will be coming back for sure!

Thank LuAnn N
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hummus is fantastic. Fried chicken even better. Favorite in Beaufort. Good stuff and friendly staff.

Thank Jeff K
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambiance is nice; wait staff and bartenders pleasant and attentive; food 4 diners = great & just ok. The steak special was huge; well prepared but also came with a huge $. Crabcakes were all filler scant crab. Salmon was beautifully prepared and season, definitely the best bet.

Thank LLudlum
Boston, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakwater is an excellent restaurant. A big city restaurant in downtown Beaufort. Thanks two salads were great one bibb the other a fall type. The small plates are just enough and very flavorful. The Nashville chicken has a nice little kick. The small meat dish was prepared just right. Service and decor just right.

Thank Dennis J
Greenville, SC
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really, really nice restaurant. Great atmosphere and decor. Friendly attentive staff and excellent food. I started my meal with the potato and kale soup and followed that with the blackened Mahi Mahi and two martinis! Wow! What a meal! Soup was excellent and the fish was excellent. Don't miss out on an excellent local restaurant in Beaufort.

1 Thank SCTravelForFun
Beaufort, South Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar at Breakwater is the most fun in Beaufort -- if you like excellent food, attentive service, and chatting with other folks. The hubby and I went out for a rare Thursday date night, and everything was fabulous. I had the happy hour special martini (they're $6 or so) -- it was called the French Tart. Vodka, fresh grapefruit... More 

1 Thank angelapeery
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a pleasant dinner at the Breakwater during the week between Christmas and New Years. Not surprisingly, the restaurant was crowded with holiday makers. But we'd made reservations, and although getting in the door was tight, we had a very nice evening. Service was very good but not annoyingly over-attentive and the food was excellent from... More 

Thank David C
Buffalo Junction, Virginia
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155 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I base my reviews on bang-for-the-buck, I don't care if restaurant is expensive if the food is good. I would not recommend Breakwater. It was restaurant week, three courses for a special price. I thought I would try one of the specials. They brought the wrong appetizer, when I sent it back they made us wait over thirty minutes for... More 

1 Thank John_A_NC
Beaufort, South Carolina
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I made reservations 10-12 days in advance only to show up and get one if the absolute worst tables in the house. When asked to switch, the host promptly said absolutely NOT we are completely booked. (HE LIED.) They had empty tables the whole time we were there. 3 special courses for one price for restaurant week.... More 

1 Thank William L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 30
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Carteret St, Suite 102, Beaufort, SC 29902-5523
    (Port Republic)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-379-0052
Chef Lang and Chef Shaw's version of 'New Southern Cuisine' contains the past, present, and future all at once. Younger, lighter, and fresher than traditional Southern 'Old School' deep-fried fare while acknowledging culinary influences from the world beyond. The bar at Breakwater exudes a lively energy with locals and travelers alike. The atmosphere is fun and friendly and warm Southern hospitality is a signature of the restaurant. Now Open and Accepting Reservations!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?